Jazz Guard Mike Conley Swats Suns With Massive Block
SALT LAKE CITY – Jazz guard Mike Conley recorded a halting block during the second half of Utah’s game against the Phoenix Suns.
The Jazz hosted the Suns at Vivint Arena on Friday, April 8.
With 10:19 left in the third quarter, Suns forward Mikal Bridges attempted to drive and score on Conley. The veteran from Ohio State stuffed Bridges’ shot to help create a fast break by the Jazz.
Five seconds after Conley’s rejection, Bojan Bogdanovic connected on a three-pointer to give the Jazz a 63-54 lead.
Utah owned the quarter on a 13-4 run.
During his first 20 minutes of action, Conley had seven points on 2-7 field goals. He added two rebounds, seven assists, and one block.
This season, Conley is averaging 13.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per contest.
Suns vs. Jazz
The Jazz are riding a two-game winning streak, including a 36 point blowout over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, their second-largest margin of victory this season.
The Suns meanwhile are playing their final road game before finishing the season at home on Sunday against the Sacramento Kings.
Jazz Wrap Up Solid Home Season
Despite an up and down season, the Jazz have been their usual solid selves at home this year.
Entering their matchup with the Suns the Jazz sit at 29-11 in Salt Lake City, matching the Memphis Grizzlies for the most wins at home so far this season.
The Jazz have struggled away from home however as the only team in the West’s top six with a record below .500 on the road.
In order to open the postseason at home, the Jazz would need to win their two final games including Sunday’s season finale at the Portland Trail Blazers with the Dallas Mavericks going winless against Portland and the San Antonio Spurs.
Suns Face Jazz With Healthy Roster
Though the Suns already have home-court advantage locked up through the playoffs, they will face the Jazz with their full complement of players.
After resting Chris Paul, Devin Booker, DeAndre Ayton, and Jae Crowder in Wednesday’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix doesn’t have any names listed on Friday’s injury report.
The two teams have yet to field a fully healthy roster against one another this season with the Jazz missing several starters in their first two meetings in late January, while Paul missed the Suns’ road trip to Utah in February.
The two teams could face off in the second round if the Jazz remain in the fifth seed, and both teams were to win their opening-round matchups.
Utah’s game against Phoenix is broadcast on AT&T SportsNet, NBA TV, and The Zone Sports Network.
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